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Forum: Ride reports 08-15-2014, 05:55 AM
Replies: 197
Views: 16,675
Posted By BSUCardinalfan
Pensacola Bay Brewery. have fun.

Pensacola Bay Brewery.

have fun.
Forum: Day Trippin' 08-08-2014, 08:03 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,988
Posted By BSUCardinalfan
There are tons of roads west of madison all the...

There are tons of roads west of madison all the way to the mississippi. Hit up New Glarus, Mt Horeb, Wildcat Mountain, the Mindoro Cut, and the great river road. Galena Illinois is pretty cool too....
Forum: Road warriors 08-04-2014, 10:08 AM
Replies: 1,128
Views: 253,525
Posted By BSUCardinalfan
for one person it is great. if she is...

for one person it is great. if she is comfortable on the back "seat" then you will be fine. I would not say that if it was an older one with undertail exhaust.

why not a tiger 800?
Forum: Road warriors 07-14-2014, 07:45 PM
Replies: 944
Views: 146,460
Posted By BSUCardinalfan
my sv650 was under $100/yr. my street triple is...

my sv650 was under $100/yr. my street triple is about $130. weirdly, I got a quote for a fz09 and it was $800!!:rofl
Forum: Road warriors 07-14-2014, 07:42 PM
Replies: 173
Views: 16,463
Posted By BSUCardinalfan
+1. Stop liking what I don't like!!

+1. Stop liking what I don't like!!
Forum: Trip Planning 07-10-2014, 12:08 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 5,524
Posted By BSUCardinalfan
my wife is also 5'4" and rides a cbr250r. fits...

my wife is also 5'4" and rides a cbr250r. fits her great. she recently checked out a ducati monster 620 dark and could flat foot it, but the reach to the bars wasn't comfortable.

for something a...
Forum: Road warriors 07-09-2014, 06:41 PM
Replies: 1,128
Views: 253,525
Posted By BSUCardinalfan
My last job was 25 mile mixed city and freeway...

My last job was 25 mile mixed city and freeway commute. Multiple trips with 400-500 mile days. Plenty of freeway. Love it.

Someone above said 130 mile range. My 2010 does 175-200 on a tank.
Forum: Road warriors 09-27-2013, 04:23 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,566
Posted By BSUCardinalfan
wife bought one of these as her first bike...

wife bought one of these as her first bike earlier this summer, only without ABS.

she's put about 1700 miles on it so far. incredibly easy bike to ride. no issues so far.

I've put about 200...
Forum: Day Trippin' 08-09-2013, 09:41 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,214
Posted By BSUCardinalfan
she would complain more that her legs look...

she would complain more that her legs look "fat"...but honestly I didn't even notice the extensive cleavage....guess I'm used to it.
Forum: Day Trippin' 08-09-2013, 11:56 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,214
Posted By BSUCardinalfan
Wednesday, we got up and headed home. We took...

Wednesday, we got up and headed home. We took county roads H, D, and Nn south until we hit 60, then took 60 over to Spring Green. Again, the area and roads are great!...
Forum: Day Trippin' 08-08-2013, 09:25 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 977
Posted By BSUCardinalfan
:D is the little ninja the bike or the rider?

:D is the little ninja the bike or the rider?
Forum: Day Trippin' 08-07-2013, 03:44 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,214
Posted By BSUCardinalfan
.... I turned Siri off, and actually broke...

....

I turned Siri off, and actually broke out a paper map, figured out where we should be going (we had just missed it twice!) and got us to the lodge. Initial impression was only so so. We were...
Forum: Day Trippin' 08-07-2013, 01:45 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,343
Posted By BSUCardinalfan
Photos are brilliant. I bought a low end dslr a...

Photos are brilliant. I bought a low end dslr a couple years ago and basically have the idea that someday I'll be taking pictures like those....

also a bit jealous of your location. to be able...
Forum: Day Trippin' 08-07-2013, 07:55 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,214
Posted By BSUCardinalfan
I hope to finish day two and get up a review of...

I hope to finish day two and get up a review of the Blue Highway Motorcycle lodge tonight.

Meanwhile, I can't say enough about how suprisingly pretty this area of Wisconsin can be. It is...
Forum: Day Trippin' 08-06-2013, 12:30 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,214
Posted By BSUCardinalfan
Thanks. She had a blast (so did I) and I think...

Thanks. She had a blast (so did I) and I think we will be doing something like this again....if we can ever get away from the kids for a few more days, that is.
Forum: Day Trippin' 08-05-2013, 06:58 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,214
Posted By BSUCardinalfan
but not before finding a giant pink elephant...

but not before finding a giant pink elephant magician!

http://i302.photobucket.com/albums/nn92/Twesley06/pinkelephant.jpg

actually, the funny thing about this picture (which is a screen grab...
Forum: Day Trippin' 08-05-2013, 06:35 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,214
Posted By BSUCardinalfan
We got up on day two for the 'breakfast' part of...

We got up on day two for the 'breakfast' part of 'bed and breakfast'. Already this kinda messed up my plans, as it was served at 8:30. Further messing up my plans was that it was a 90 minute meal! ...
Forum: Day Trippin' 08-05-2013, 04:59 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,214
Posted By BSUCardinalfan
I really like her bike. I occasionally take it...

I really like her bike. I occasionally take it instead of mine for the commute to work, and I agree it does great on the freeway when needed. She doesn't appreciate how it gets blown around,...
Forum: Day Trippin' 08-04-2013, 12:44 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,214
Posted By BSUCardinalfan
Had I known J was really good I would have made...

Had I known J was really good I would have made sure we took it! However, we took H west out of town, but then jumped onto 39 and took it west. We eventually got to Platteville, where we stopped at a...
Forum: Day Trippin' 08-04-2013, 09:20 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,214
Posted By BSUCardinalfan
That first break allowed us to make an adjustment...

That first break allowed us to make an adjustment to my wife's Sena unit, which was catching on her jacket every time she looked to the left. We left the coffee shop and headed out on what would end...
Forum: Day Trippin' 08-04-2013, 08:33 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,214
Posted By BSUCardinalfan
Since this was the first trip my wife had taken...

Since this was the first trip my wife had taken on a bike, I tried to keep the daily mileage close to 200 miles. And since she is both a new rider AND on a bike that makes around 25 horsepower, I had...
Forum: Day Trippin' 08-04-2013, 08:07 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,214
Posted By BSUCardinalfan
Three days, kids are gone to grandparents, let's go!

Although I've been riding for a while now, and have made a few week long trips down to the Smokey Mountains, my wife (who just got her first bike this summer) had never been further than about an...
Forum: Road warriors 08-01-2013, 06:46 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,723
Posted By BSUCardinalfan
I'm a huge triumph fan so I would say bonneville,...

I'm a huge triumph fan so I would say bonneville, then modify to suit your wife's tastes from a visual standpoint.

my street triple is lucky to get 45 mpg, so if mileage is important stay away...
Forum: Road warriors 06-21-2013, 06:20 AM
Replies: 1,607
Views: 245,565
Posted By BSUCardinalfan
I transport my laptop in an aerostitch messenger...

I transport my laptop in an aerostitch messenger bag, riding a street triple. Does that make me a hipster, a hooligan, or an old codger? I need to know. :rofl
Forum: Road warriors 05-23-2013, 06:18 AM
Replies: 1,128
Views: 253,525
Posted By BSUCardinalfan
I agree. I don't even find the ergos on an SVS...

I agree. I don't even find the ergos on an SVS to be comfortable.

Another bike I considered was the monster 796. Now that the triumph has ugly headlights (in my opinion) and lost the cool...
Forum: Road warriors 05-22-2013, 06:42 AM
Replies: 1,128
Views: 253,525
Posted By BSUCardinalfan
I had an '03 SV Naked, sold it for a '10 Street...

I had an '03 SV Naked, sold it for a '10 Street Triple. The Naked SV is even more like the Striple, with similar riding position and no wind protection. The one really big thing that sold me on the...
Forum: Equipment 05-15-2013, 06:23 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,657
Posted By BSUCardinalfan
I must have gotten a bad one. I hate mine. Had...

I must have gotten a bad one. I hate mine. Had it for over a year, and looking to replace it.

Issues:
- visor doesn't seal. I have to push down on the top left of the visor every time I...
Forum: Road warriors 05-10-2013, 06:20 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 4,129
Posted By BSUCardinalfan
I would recommend a naked SV650. actually, that...

I would recommend a naked SV650. actually, that is my recommendation almost anytime asks any bike related question.
Forum: Road warriors 05-07-2013, 01:10 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 7,860
Posted By BSUCardinalfan
wife just bought a cbr250r. I rode it to work...

wife just bought a cbr250r. I rode it to work today, third time in 7 working days we've owned it. I'm 5'10" 185 without gear, this one will pull up to 85 pretty easily but is most comfortable...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 04-30-2013, 07:44 AM
Replies: 7,827
Views: 7,182,913
Posted By BSUCardinalfan
My wife got her first bike over the weekend. ...

My wife got her first bike over the weekend.

http://i605.photobucket.com/albums/tt134/twesley06_album/null_zpse0721ac1.jpg
Forum: Road warriors 04-29-2013, 08:38 AM
Replies: 2,550
Views: 474,068
Posted By BSUCardinalfan
My wife jumped on the leftover 2012 bandwagon and...

My wife jumped on the leftover 2012 bandwagon and picked up a black one on Saturday. Was just under $4k otd. Her first bike. I rode it home, she has ridden it around the block a couple times now...
Forum: Road warriors 04-22-2013, 07:20 AM
Replies: 1,128
Views: 253,525
Posted By BSUCardinalfan
I have the triumph bar end mirrors, they DO help...

I have the triumph bar end mirrors, they DO help a lot. Plus they look a ton better.

you can actually rotate them 'out' and then work even better, but don't look as nice. I run mine 'out'...
Forum: Road warriors 04-10-2013, 11:17 AM
Replies: 1,128
Views: 253,525
Posted By BSUCardinalfan
I have been using a neslon-rigg tail bag on mine...

I have been using a neslon-rigg tail bag on mine for commuting, and then I add the givi saddlebag rack and neslon-rigg throw-over saddlebags for trips. holds enough (for me) for a week long trip...
Forum: Road warriors 04-10-2013, 07:10 AM
Replies: 1,128
Views: 253,525
Posted By BSUCardinalfan
I am with this guy. If I was doing it again I...

I am with this guy. If I was doing it again I would get the R. I love my bike, but the non-adjustability of the suspension does limit things just a bit.

I had a chain tensioner problem on my...
Forum: Road warriors 03-20-2013, 05:43 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 14,402
Posted By BSUCardinalfan
Saw one at the IMS show in chicago. didn't...

Saw one at the IMS show in chicago.

didn't like it at all. seemed a LOT cheaper feeling than the entry level 250 from Honda, the ninja 300, and even the tu250x. Wife is looking for a first bike...
Forum: Americas 03-11-2013, 10:37 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 299
Posted By BSUCardinalfan
Wisconsin to Los Angeles - July

My wife and kids are flying to LA for our niece's quincenera on July 6. I haven't seen some of my inlaws in 11 plus years, so I'm probably going. Wife and kids will be out there for three weeks. I...
Forum: Equipment 03-08-2013, 07:04 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,845
Posted By BSUCardinalfan
I ended up with the courier bag. It...

I ended up with the courier bag.

It is...pretty big. Laptop inside a protective sleeve fits easily, with plenty of room left for lunch, workout clothes, spare helmet shield, small child, and...
Forum: Road warriors 02-26-2013, 06:57 AM
Replies: 617
Views: 97,645
Posted By BSUCardinalfan
thanks for the picture. I really hope this thing...

thanks for the picture. I really hope this thing rides like crap. i can't really afford a brand new bike.
Forum: Road warriors 02-25-2013, 12:46 PM
Replies: 617
Views: 97,645
Posted By BSUCardinalfan
Pictures! I haven't seen a white one yet!

Pictures! I haven't seen a white one yet!
Forum: Road warriors 02-20-2013, 02:07 PM
Replies: 534
Views: 114,706
Posted By BSUCardinalfan
Thank you, you saved me from pulling up that...

Thank you, you saved me from pulling up that link!

My street triple is about the same as my old sv650 (naked) which is as 'standard' as it gets.
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